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MAF responds to Haiti eathquake

haitiJan. 19, 2010, Guelph – Mission Aviation Fellowship is responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with its five MAF missionary families, nine national staff members, and four aircraft from our base of operations in Port-au-Prince.


January 19, 2010
By Melissa Damota

Jan. 19, 2010 – In Port-au-Prince, MAF Canada missionaries Jason and Wilhelmina Krul,
report that they, and their MAF colleagues are fine and regrouping as
they determine how best to serve the people of their adopted country.

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Jason has reported “When I walk down the street to my house – most is
flattened. There is absolute devastation here, dead bodies line the
streets.”

Many aftershocks have continued throughout the night and into this morning.

The international airport control tower collapsed, the airport has
experienced significant damage and continues to remain closed. Among
the devastation we are pleased to report that the four MAF Cessna
airplanes are undamaged and once the airport is reopened, will be
available for the anticipated massive relief effort to follow. MAF
serves 16 airstrips throughout the country from its base in
Port-au-Prince.

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MAF Canada urgently needs your support for the need in Haiti. To donate
online, visit http://www.mafc.org or call 1-877-351-9344 toll-free.

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization whose mission
is to fly aircraft in developing countries so that people in isolated
areas can receive the help they need. Since 1946, MAF has been working
in places of deepest human need – where flying is not a luxury, but a
lifeline.

For more information about the MAF Haiti program contact Mark
Outerbridge, President & CEO at 1-519-821-3914 or at
president@mafc.org.


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